Don’t know how I feel about term limits for the SCOTUS.
Perry is right.
It’s all well and good if we can always prevent a radical POTUS.
But this time, in 2008, one slipped thru.
Imagine a SC with nothing but folks like Kagan and Sotomayor ... sitting on it for life.
“Most lawyers would be against this,” said Laurel Bellows, president-elect of the American Bar Association. “If you are a strict constructionalist - which apparently the governor isn’t because he’s looking to amend the Constitution - you would have respect for the wisdom of the Framers.”
Amending the Constitution is perfectly respectful of the framers.
The clear solution is to have 18 year staggered terms, with each Presidency nominating 2 justices, each Congress confirming one. Vacancies are filled by the sitting president to fill the remaining term.
Justices would be eligible for renomination.
Lee was just confirmed to the 9th Circuit Court.
THIS is how Rick Perry will self-destruct in this race, or as nominee. He just can’t shut his stupid mouth and act presidential.
(I’m thinking of starting a SCOTUS ping if there’s enough interest. Anyone who wants on, freepmail me.)
We need to review the last two appointments to the court. Seems that if you are going to sit there, you should AT LEAST be qualified.
This is an issue best left for after an election victory and after the American people feel comfortable with you.
Every time someone tries to tinker with what is NOT supposed to be a living document there are always unintended consequences. There is a reason they aren’t term limited. We have enough political game playing for power. Now we’re going to have it with our Supreme Court as well. Even if WE THE PEOPLE aren’t voting there’s going to be plenty of greased palms to make the court nothing more than pay to play politicians. No thanks.
It’s an interesting idea and I’d like to hear more about it before I make up my mind. One thing’s for certain, the SC has more power than it should and there were plenty of warnings about that at the time the constitution was created.
Conservatives conserve the Constitution.
What other RINO changes does he want?
that will sound like a good idea until the day comes when we have four Conservatives coming up on Triple Witching Hour with a ‘Rat in the White House
I’d hate to lose someone like Clarence Thomas because of term limits.
Only for lower courts, I am not sure about the supreme court.
I think some of the higher court justices should have a system of a “vote of no confidence” where if 66% of the population voates agaisnt them they get thrown out.
Think of it as a judicial “veto”.
How about this?
Once a year, toss each justice down the marble front steps of the supreme court building. If they break a hip, they’re off the court.
take the last line of the article.."it's ridiculous to ahve octogenarians runnign the country..in power for 30-40 years>"..and complete it..
AND THEN, LIKE BRENNAN, RETIRE WHEN THEY CHOOSE SO A PRESIDENT THEY LIKE CAN APPOINT THEIR SUCCESSORS..
Brennan and Souter BOTH waited for a Democrat in the WH before resigning...had McCain won, they'd BOTH still be on the Court..
Would we want to deprive ourselves of another 5-10 years of Scalia, or THomas..I think not...
Did Perry mention his idea for number of terms, and number of years for each term?
Persoanlly, I believe the problem is in the district courts..where advocacy groups forum show..to find a federal district judge who is inclined to hold with their view, and issue the desired ruling and/or injunction..
Hey Slick Rick. All the red meat you throw at conservatives is pretty clever, but now I want you to face a real challenge, OK? If you are elected, will you absolutely close the border? Will you send all the illegals home, however many millions there are? Will you quit subsidizing them and their anchor babies at taxpayers’ expense? (No, because we already know your record on that in TX.) What is your position on “free trade” with China? What is your position on intervention in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Libya, etc.? We haven’t heard a whimper from you on that, and that’s what being President is about, not hiding behind your “10th Amendment” rhetoric while the Left steals our country.
He also wants to be able to overturn SC decisions by a 2/3 vote of Congress. Thats a two edged sword. I’d leave it be.
Three page pdf:
Slick Rick was a happy, contented Demonrat while the SCOTUS judges appointed by his party destroyed the Constitution. Do you think we’re all a bunch of fools, Rick? Go back to Paint Creek, phony.